Kyle Dimke

Published On: Dec 27 2013 10:57:03 AM CST   Updated On: Nov 14 2014 11:58:42 AM CST

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Kyle Dimke

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Kyle Dimke was an intern at News 8 in Spring 2013 and then became a part-time photojournalist. In December, Kyle became a news reporter.

Kyle graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Mass Communications Broadcasting in May 2013. While in school Kyle worked at the campus TV station WSUNews-24, the radio station KQAL, ran on the cross-country team where he was captain for 2 years, and became the Winona State Warriors Fan of the Year.

Kyle was born and raised in Lino Lakes, Minnesota, which is a suburb of the Twin Cities. He is a passionate Minnesotan who is happy to be working so close to home. 

Kyle is very excited to be a part of the News 8 team. Send him story ideas at

What do you like about your job?

There are so many things. I like that every day is different. I like coming in to the News 8 team every day and I get to talk to so many different people and tell their story.

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it?

Everything on it. The more the merrier.

What sports team are you a big fan of?

I love the Minnesota Wild! There is nothing more exciting than hockey and it is the last true sport played by athletes who love the game. It doesn't have all the scandals and steroids.

Favorite band.

I really like singing. I have no shame singing and dancing in my car at the stoplight. I’m a big fan of Michael Buble.  The man just has a great voice.  I like however any type of music I can sing along with.

Favorite way to spend a day off?

It would definitely begin by sleeping in followed by any activity with family, friends, and lots and lots of food.

Favorite food.

Probably sushi.  If I had it more often I might not say that, but I always leave a sushi restaurant feeling disappointed I didn’t eat more sushi.


I am proud to be from Minnesota. I was raised in the Twin Cities am the oldest of 5 kids. I have two brothers and two sisters. My parents are my biggest supporters and two of my best friends. I also have a large extended family that I am very close with and fortunate that most still live close.

What are you bad at and wish you could do better?

Sports. I really enjoy all sports but I am not the most athletic person out there. Oh, and dancing. Terrible dancer, but that doesn’t stop me from cuttin' a rug.